Children in Year R experience the final stages of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum *, which they will have encountered from birth. While we are privileged to be the first stop on their school journey, we are actually the culmination of 5 years worth of fundamental learning. With us, children work towards achieving Early Learning Goals (ELGs) in seven areas of learning as well as Characteristics of Effective Learning (CoEL).
*A new, revised curriculum is due to take effect from September 2021. Please keep checking our website for future updates.
The Seven Areas of Learning & Development
The EYFS curriculum is split into seven areas of learning and development, all of which are important and inter-connected. Three of these areas, called the Prime Areas, are of particular importance for developing children’s relationships with themselves and others as well as igniting their curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, while the remaining four, the Specific Areas, help children to strengthen and apply what they have learnt from the Prime Areas.
The EYFS curriculum, entitled Development Matters, designates seven areas of learning which children should encounter in educational settings from birth to five. Three of these areas, the Prime Areas, underpin everything in the Early Years, while the four others, the Specific Areas, help children to strengthen and apply the prime areas. Please use the links below to explore these areas in more detail.
The Prime Areas
The Specific Areas
Characteristics of Effective Learning